Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
David Greene is brought into a prestigious 1950s school to help their football team to beat the school's old rivals. David, however, is from a working class background, so he isn't really "one of them", but he's very successful at making friends. David is a Jew, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected.Written by
Brendan Frasier wears number 42 in the movie. This is the same number worn by Sid Luckman, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, who wore the number in college at Columbia and in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. Luckman was also Jewish. See more »
In the French class, two students do a "fist bump," which no one did back in the 1950's, after one of the students gets a high grade on an assignment or test. The fist bump came many years later. See more »
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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Jewish middle-class boy gets into elite-highschool, and gets into trouble when he hides the fact that he's jewish.
Great drama with even greater performances from the relatively young and unknown cast. Especially Brendan Fraser's acting is really intense. One of his first roles, and in my opinion his best. He was not yet as famous as he is now ( after, for example, a film as 'the Mummy' ), but I think that his acting never had the intensity and credibility of that part.(In fact, I was shocked when I discovered that it was in fact Fraser in the horrible " George of the jungle' ! How could a fine actor like him accept such a terrible role ? ) Also Matt Damon (also an unknown actor at that time )and the other young actors are great. A terrific, subtle drama !
9 out of 10 !
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